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Northstar Meetings Group to Launch North American Event for UK and European Planners

Destination North America will showcase the U.S. and Canadian market during SMU International.

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SMU 2019 in New York City. Photo Credit:Ketara Gadahn/Studio Alani

On The Flip Side at SMU
SMU, Northstar's premier event for meetings and incentive pros looking to book international biz, takes place in tandem with Destination North America on Feb 27-29, 2020, in New York City. Buyers, register now to attend this renowned, fully-hosted event here.

Northstar Meetings Group, parent company of Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings and Incentive -- as well as Meetings & Incentive Travel and The Meetings Show in the U.K. -- is launching a new event to showcase North America to U.K. and European buyers. Destination North America will be co-located with the renowned SMU International that takes place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on February 27-29, 2020.

During the three days, qualified U.K. and European buyers will have the opportunity to network with premier North American business meeting, event and incentive travel suppliers, during productive one-on-one appointments.

Hosted buyers will also enjoy inspiring speakers, including a keynote presented by global trend-watcher, Harvard University lecturer and investor author Vikram Mansharamani, who will discuss "Navigating Uncertainty" with his scenario-based approach. Also on the schedule is an insightful session with Dan Berger, founder of event-venue software platform Social Tables. The welcome reception will include entertainment from internationally renowned corporate mentalist and mind reader Christopher Grace.

"We're delighted to be launching Destination North America specifically for U.K. and European buyers," said David Blansfield, executive vice president and group publisher of Northstar Meetings Group. "Offering a fantastic mix of networking with other elite buyers alongside innovative New York City activities, it will be a must-attend event for global meetings industry professionals."

Buyers can apply for one of the limited hosted places, which include airfare, accommodation, meals and planned activities, here.

Northstar Meetings Group has also just announced a Japan edition of its flagship M&C Asia Connections, to be held in Kyoto from June 29 to 30, 2020.